Released: 2002
Director: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund
Starring: Alexandre Rodrigues, Alice Braga, Leandro Firmino, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva

This beautifully shot and skillfully acted crime drama tells the story of a young aspiring photographer caught in the middle of the drugs and violence that run rampant in his poor Rio de Janeiro neighborhood. Listen up, Capo: Real gangsters do wear flip-flops.

Although based on the gritty Cidade de Deus slum, the movie was shot in a neighboring, less dangerous, neighborhood.